Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest University


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Recent Reviews

Emily
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I truly believe that finding the right college is all about how the student feels upon setting foot on campus. Take it all in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I truly believe that finding the right college is all about how the student feels upon setting foot on campus. Take it all in and envision yourself there. Talk to the students and wander around campus after the tour. Get a feel for the school, and if you don't feel yourself there, be okay with that. Don't go to any school with expectations, and be in touch with how the school really makes you feel. Know that you're the one that has to be there for four years, so don't let parents or friends influence your decision. Then, once you're there, enjoy every moment. Get involved. Join clubs that are out of your comfort zone. Take charge. Meet someone new everyday. Get to know your professors. Learn to take everything in stride.

John
Describe the students at your school.

Competitve, but very willing to help each other out. Study groups are extremely common and study sessions are as well.

Describe the students at your school.

Competitve, but very willing to help each other out. Study groups are extremely common and study sessions are as well.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It has great academic resources for being so small. It also has the advantage of having ACC athletics but making sure almost all students can attend, unlike a lot of the other ACC schools.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick the school that feels right to you. Do not necessarily pick a school for a particular major, pick one that you want to spend 4 years growing at.

Dean
Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are upbeat and fun loving people from well off and sheltered backgrounds.

Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are upbeat and fun loving people from well off and sheltered backgrounds.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is somebody who is extremely interested in becoming involved in Greek life and likes football/basketball.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the time to figure out exactly what you are looking for in terms of campus location and extracurricular activities available. I didn't do this and have been regretting it ever since.

Lauren
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

VISIT THE SCHOOL!...Talk to the students, not just the people that work there. Spend a day there

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

VISIT THE SCHOOL!...Talk to the students, not just the people that work there. Spend a day there

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The level of the work...lack of fun things to do

What kind of person should attend this school?

A very intelligent, career focused, driven person

Kirk
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WFU is great academically, but needs tends to ignore the individual student.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

WFU is great academically, but needs tends to ignore the individual student.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Too much alcohol usage - entire social scene revolves around greek life and alcohol. Administration totally ignores it. Not much else to do on campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important advice I can give is to make sure that the college and the student are a good match. The reputation of the college or the ranking of their sports teams is irrelevant. The campus life, and especially the activities available outside of the classroom, is what makes a student feel at home. If your student is not interested in joining fraternities or sororities, make sure that there are enough alternatives to make sure that he/she can find a place to fit in.

Brigham
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent and participate in class often. Their personalities are all unique, but they share many s...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent and participate in class often. Their personalities are all unique, but they share many similarities. They all work very hard with school and many of the play hard on the weekends. They get their work done even if that means taking away a few hours of sleep. They are very organized and on top of their work and extracurriculars.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that having a list of things that are important to you in a college definitely helps with finding the right college. Knowing what you like will help the process go smoothly and probably a little quicker. But it is also very important to remain open when visiting different schools. Know why you want a small school versus a large school, or why you want a city versus a small town surrounding your school. Also be aware of why you do not like certain characteristics of a school. Also do NOT pay attention to the stereotypes of schools. If you find a school that is a good fit in everyway, then go to that school. Do not listen to what other people have to say about it. It doesn't matter what other people think. What really matters is that you are truly happy and have found a place where you feel you can learn and grow in a comfortable setting. Really consider what you find important in a school setting, why those characteristics are or are not important, and try to ignore the stereotypes some schools have and focus on finding a place of happiness and growth.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I really wish that Wake Forest was a little more diverse and people would spread out amongst friend groups. I wish I had a more diverse group of friends.

Bryan
What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who do not like a preppy atmosphere dedicated to hard work.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who do not like a preppy atmosphere dedicated to hard work.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make a list of schools that your grades and SAT score falls into. Then decide where you want to go to school and look into the schools that are on your list and in that area. Take a trip to visit those schools and see what the school looks like and is all about. Your school will just click for you so don't freak out if you don't find something right away. Work hard when you get there and take care of your studies. Take advantage of everything the school offers. If the school paper has a list of things to do before graduating, save it and try to complete the list. Going to a women's volleyball game and theater performance can make a great evening actually.

What's unique about your campus?

School spirit and dedication to be the best in any and every endeavor.

Tara
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's important to do a variety of research when looking for the right college. A tour of the campus is helpful, but it is giv...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's important to do a variety of research when looking for the right college. A tour of the campus is helpful, but it is given by people that will only tell you good things--they are trying to sell their school. Ask friends and their families to see if they know anyone that goes/went to the school to find opinions of others. I also would recommend going to a school that's higher on your list over a school with cheaper tuition or one that offers more scholarship money. These are the best four years of your life, and you don't want to settle for second best if you can scrap together some extra money to go to your favorite school or take out a loan to make it happen. Get to know the people in your dorm if you live on campus freshman year. At many schools, you don't get the chance to live on campus all years, and it's a good way to get to know people. Get to know your professors as well--they'll often have office hours, and it will help you in the long-run to have these connections.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone should not attend this school if they are not ok with joining Greek life because there is not a whole lot to do in Winston-Salem, and if there is, I wouldn't know about it--the school doesn't offer transportation to downtown. If you want a great social life, that's fine, but it will show in your grades. I wouldn't say the school work itself is difficult, but there is a lot of work, and it's time-consuming, so don't come if you don't want to work hard.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That there is nothing to do on campus besides Greek life, it's a very "southern" atmosphere, the gym is very small, the dining situation changed from a-la-carte (cheaper!) to a meal plan (worse food).

Kyle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

-ASK for a spot at the schools you are serious about - this sets you above a majority of the applicants and gives your applicaiton life -visit every university that you can as soon as you hit your Sophomore year -don;t let your HS teachers discourage you form taking trips to colleges- it is ok to miss class- but make up your work -always visit when school is in session- so you can get a feel for the people and aura of academia -take time to look for the places you would enjoy studying- or spending time with friends e.g. coffee shops or libraries -spend the night on campus with a current student! -the school for you will be the one that feels like home- the "best fit" for YOU -when chosing the school for you (after receiving acceptance), visit your favorite again and then list pro's and con's - see yourself on campus with friends and in class- think of yourself in class and in the library- during exams etc. -RUSH for greek life regardless of any preconceived notion- you will make friends and meet so many more people than if you you chose not to rush

Lisa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that you will be comfortable and confident attending. Your college will be your home for four years, and you ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college that you will be comfortable and confident attending. Your college will be your home for four years, and you want to be somewhere where you can be yourself, and make the most of the experience. While at school get involved in activities you love and enjoy and you will easily make friends whom you will get along with and are compatible with. If you have an open mind it is impossible not to have an amazing experience at school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Everyone here comes from upperclass families who have a lot of money. I am constantly surrounded by people who feel entitled to things and who are reletively spoiled and stuck up in comparison to my friends from home.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known the extent to which Greek life controls social life . I also wish that i had known how difficult classes were going to be and that I would not be as successful ias i had been in highschool

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